• Short Summary

    Pianist Billy Mayerl plays the largest piano in the world.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Now Pathetone has pleasure in presenting - BILLY MAYERL - the famous B.B.C. and Variety star on the world's largest piano". (may not be correct - timecode obscures titles on vhs copy).

    London.

    Various shots of Billy Mayerl in white tie and tails, playing a huge grand piano. He tells us this is the largest grand piano in the world, weighing over a ton and measuring over 12 feet in length (piano is made by 'Challen').

    He then plays a jaunty little tune - there is no paperwork for this issue so cannot find out what it is called.

    Amendment May 2011:
    The song being played is 'Ace of Hearts' by Billy Mayerl

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1114.05
    Media URN:
    38799
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/03/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:37:00 / 01:08:12:00
    Canister:
    PT 260

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